This type of tooling can hold tolerances of +/-.005” on hole-to-hole and hole-to-edge dimensions, and .008” on hole-to-legend dimensions. Single punch and die tooling is ideally suited for small production runs or parts with internal holes that cannot justify Class A tooling. The process is especially suited for small volume aluminum or polycarbonate panels. GM Nameplate maintains an extensive inventory of standard size dies. Special shapes and sizes require new dies.
Substrate thickness for CNC fabrication ranges from .020” through .125”. Single punch and die tooling will normally last at least 300,000 impressions. Single punch and die tooling is seldom adaptable to another manufacturer’s equipment.